FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

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    The Golden Age

    by Beck

     

    Verse Strum Pattern:

     

    E               F#m     A

    D   D  UD D  UDUD   D  UDUD  UDU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Verse 1:

    Put your hands on the wheel
    Let the golden age begin
    Let the window down
    Feel the moonlight on your skin
    Let the desert wind
    Cool your aching head
    Let the weight of the world
    Drift away instead

    Chorus Strum Pattern (play once then return to verse pattern):

     

    D       A       F#m     A  

    D     DUD     DUD     DUD     DU

    1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

    Chorus:
    These days I barely get by
    I don’t even try

     

    Verse 2:

     

    It’s a treacherous road
    With a desolated view
    There’s distant lights
    But here they’re far and few
    And the sun don’t shine
    Even when its day
    You gotta drive all night
    Just to feel like you’re ok

    Chorus

     

    End on E

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The little melody at the beginning and end is:
     
    e---16--------16----12----------12----------12---------
    B--------12----------------14---------------------------
    G---------------------------------------14---------13---
    D--------------------------------------------------------
    A--------------------------------------------------------
    E--------------------------------------------------------

     

    Or, if you’re playing an acoustic, it’s easier to play an octave lower:

     

    e---4---------4-----0-----------0------------0---------
    B--------0-----------------2----------------------------
    G----------------------------------------2----------1---
    D--------------------------------------------------------
    A--------------------------------------------------------

    E--------------------------------------------------------

     

    And here's a fingerstyle interpretation of the riff that you can use as an intro if you’re playing solo.


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.